Thailand Vacations and Its Best

Phuket Island is the largest island of Thailand. It is located off the coast of the Andaman Sea and is one of the southern provinces of Thailand.

In the area of the island can be compared with Singapore. On the island there are beautiful beaches, stretching along the coastline of 40 kilometers. The island is 900 kilometers from the capital Bangkok and the hundred meter bridge connects the mainland. The island province is one of the wealthiest in Thailand, and the number of inhabitants (1.6 million) took 6 th place. Previously, the main income of the island is the mining of tin, this fact attracted the colonists (the Portuguese and British). Also on the island came to workers from Malaysia and China, which has affected the culture and gave a special flavor of this island. Also on the island is and the Muslim community, to which is about one-third of all inhabitants of the island, mainly Malaysian Muslims.

Tourist infrastructure Phuket is very well developed, there is everything from hotels of any class and to the airport, allowing easy access to the island from Bangkok. There are a lot of cheap holidays in Phuket

Phuket Island – a paradise, with unusual nature: beautiful beaches, hills and verdant jungle. For diving this place is ideal, with its underwater cliffs and diverse flora and fauna. In addition, you can do water skiing, sailing and parasailing to do. Aquarium, the National Park and beautiful Buddhist temples attract many tourists to the island. In addition, the island has five golf clubs, shops and large shopping centers, as well as antique shops and flea markets.

The island is an excellent place for those who want to explore the Andaman region. From the island you can go on a tour of Phang Nga Bay, where there are many caves and islands, as well as rise bare limestone rocks. Phi Phi Island, Racha and Similan islands are considered among the best places for divers and also very popular. Inside the island can see the unique landscape of rice, coconut and rubber plantations, as well as a small area of tropical jungle.

Patong Beach – the most advanced and famous recreation center on the island. Here you can find entertainment for all tastes: a city full of nightlife and has many bars, cafes and restaurants.Patong Beach is located 15 kilometers from the city. There are more quiet places, for example, Kata Beach, Karon and Surin. They relaxed and serene atmosphere. For family vacations very well with the bay in the eastern part of the island, which is hardly ever storm and high winds, there is a beach Nai Harn.Today, Bangkok has 400 temples, which are reflected in the design of virtually all parts of Thailand.

Bangkok – it is the economic, cultural and administrative capital of Thailand. The city is located in the delta of the river Menam Chao Phraya, in the place where the cross 4 important region of Thailand: south-east “Pak Dai Towan Org”, south-west “Pak Dai, North-West” Pak nya “and the north-east” ISAA .

This is the most popular tourist town in Thailand. The town’s name derives from the acronym “Ban Makoko”, meaning literally, “village of olive trees, but this city name is almost never used, even by the Thais. There is also the official Thai “long” name: Krung Tep Mahanakorn Amorn Rattanakosin Mazintara Mahadirok Popnoparat Ratchathani Burirom Udommahasthan Amornpinam Avathansathit, which is a shortened version sounds like Krung Tep, ie ”City of Angels”. There is another version of the name of the capital – Phra Nakhon, which in translation – “Heavenly Capital”.

Once the Siamese capital Ayutthaya was, but in 1767 it was conquered by the Burmese. Siam General Pya Taskin and his ten-army made their way through Bangkok in Chonburi and spending a few counter-attacks drove the Burmese from the country in 1772, after which the general was proclaimed king. In the new role of Pya Taskin one of his first decisions ruled the city Tonburi make new capital (now the territory of modern Bangkok). At that time, Bangkok was just a small town and had two fortresses, and so said travelers at that time, traveling from Europe to Ayutayyu. But this town is on the strategically important area where trade routes crossed. But the Europeans did not notice. Already in 1782 the capital of the kingdom began to Bangkok. In its place the following: the royal house and the government with a parliament.

Change of the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok took place at Rama I, who was the founder of the Chakri Dynasty, remaining in power and in today’s days. The capital government has been transferred from Thonburi to the other side of the river Menam Chao Praya, that was the beginning of the transformation of a small town in today’s metropolis. Since then, the construction of Buddhist monasteries and temples in the city, and on the shore Menam built commercial buildings, which later made the city a center of international trade.

During the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) from 1886 to 1910, Bangkok felt a special lift: were built wide streets, running tram. However, subsequent rulers did not pay much attention to the city, and it grew by itself. Only two cities – Bangkok and Thonburi occupy an area of 650 square meters and sequester more than 6 million Thais.

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